Dear Chris Christie: You’re a Hypocrite and an Embarrassment to Your Country

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie showed his true cowardly, self-serving nature true colors on Friday when he endorsed current GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. When you get right down to it, one arrogant blowhard endorsing another shouldn’t be a shock to anyone.

But for Christie to do this is extremely hypocritical considering some of the comments the New Jersey governor has made about Trump during this election. Some as recently as just a few weeks ago.

Here are a few quotes Talking Points Memo put together:

“What’s that tell you about what we can expect if things go sideways when you go into the Oval Office? What are you going to do? Just go upstairs to the residence and say I’m not playing? You know, Vladimir Putin isn’t being nice to me, I’m not going to return his phone call? The press isn’t being nice to me, I’m not going to hold any more press conferences?” (Christie’s comments about Trump skipping the Fox News debate prior to Iowa)

“We do not need to endorse that type of activity, nor should we. You do not need to be banning Muslims from the country. That’s, in my view, that’s a ridiculous position and one that won’t even be productive.”

“Showtime is over. We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief. Showmanship is fun, but it is not the kind of leadership that will truly change America.”

“This makes no sense. I’ve met President Nieto a number of times. I don’t think if we present him with a bill he’s going to pay for it. This is not negotiation of a real estate deal, OK? This is international diplomacy, and it’s different.” (Christie’s comments concerning Trump’s instance that he’ll make Mexico pay for his “wall.”)

“I tell everybody who goes to a Donald Trump event, if you get to ask a question, just ask him ‘how?’ I don’t care which of the things he talks about just ask him, ‘How? How?'”

“He shouldn’t be making fun of people with disabilities. It’s just not worthy of someone running for the president of the United States.”

Christie also called b.s. on Trump’s 9/11 “thousands and thousands” of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey comments and called his policy on Syria “painfully naive.”

So, you have Christie clearly implying that Trump isn’t fit to be the president; that his foreign policy is “painfully naive”; called him an “entertainer-in-chief”; mocked Trump’s instance that the Mexican government will pay to build a border wall; and admitted that Trump’s rhetoric is pure nonsense not based on reality by imploring people to ask him how he would fulfill any of the ridiculous promises he’s made during his campaign.

Yet… he just endorsed him.

The reason Christie endorsed Trump is simple: He’s a coward and a hypocrite who’s only looking out for himself.

Make no mistake about it, Chris Christie didn’t endorse Donald Trump because his opinion about him has changed. He endorsed Trump because he’s latching on to the current frontrunner and the candidate he thinks is most likely to give him a position in his Cabinet if he were to become the Republican nominee and go on to win in November. This “endorsement” isn’t about Christie thinking Trump is fit to be our Commander-In-Chief, it’s about him looking out for his own self-interests.

So, at the end of the day the “straight-talking, I tell it like it is” Chris Christie exposed himself as nothing more than someone who’s willing to sell his own dignity to ride on the coattails of a presidential candidate he clearly doesn’t think has any business running this country.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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